Merry Christmas from Parents Reaching ParentsDecember 24, 2009
My fellow parents,
On behalf of Janet Boynes Ministries and Parents Reaching Parents, I want to wish you all a Merry Christmas! Yet I know as I write these words, many of you have heavy hearts. Perhaps you son or daughter has chosen not to celebrate Christmas with your family. Maybe your son or daughter will be celebrating with you, but your relationship is strained. I understand your pain, but most importantly, our Heavenly Father does as well! He is active in our children’s lives stirring their hearts and working in ways that only He knows. We must place our trust in Him. He will be victorious!
Heavenly Father, this is a difficult time for parents with children wandering in the wilderness. Our hearts are heavy and the pain is unbearable at times. We know you understand for You love our children even more than we do. As Paul tells us in Phil 4:6-7, help us not to be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, may we present our requests to You. Please give us your peace, which transcends all understanding and guard our hearts and our minds in Christ Jesus as we joyfully celebrate the greatest gift of all, your Son, our Savior, Jesus.